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Senate Clears Bipartisan Data Transparency Bill; Sen. Brian Schatz Comments

The Senate has unanimously approved a bipartisan bill that would provide individuals, government agencies and other organizations access to machine-readable public information at Data.gov. Sens. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and Ben Sasse (R-Nebraska) introduced the Open, Public, Electronic and Necessary Government Data Act, Schatz’s office said Monday. Schatz said he will …

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GSA Seeks New Tech Transformation Service Commissioner

The General Services Administration has begun its search for a new Technology Transformation Service commissioner who will work to manage the organization and the agencies it supports. GSA said Monday the new commissioner will lead efforts to help agencies develop, purchase and share technologies designed to serve the public and contribute to the government’s digital transformation. “Improving technology services …

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Ian Kalin Joins Commerce Dept as Chief Data Officer

Ian Kalin, formerly a director of open data at Socrata, has been named the first chief data officer at the U.S Commerce Department, Nextgov reported Thursday. Kalin told Nextgov in an interview that he aims to help the agency offer the right public information through the federal open data portal. …

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Data.gov Offers Guide for Agencies to Publicly Share Raw Data

The Data.gov website has a new information source for U.S. government agencies that want to share their public data sets through the federally-run portal. The site provides a list of resources and tools for posting government metadata and frequently asked questions about harvesting geospatial and non-federal data, according to a …

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Rebecca Williams to Head Open Data Initiatives for Data.gov

Rebecca Williams says she will focus public-private partnerships and strategies to drive feedback and awareness on open data initiatives for Data.gov at the General Services Administration. Williams, a former policy analyst at open government advocacy group Sunlight Foundation, said in a blog post published Tuesday that she aims to help governments apply open data and resources. She …

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Jeanne Holm: Data.gov Portal Stores 100K+ Public Data Sets

Jeanne Holm, Data.gov‘s evangelist, said the U.S. government’s open data portal features more than 105,000 datasets for public use and has attracted 4.5 million visitors since May 2009, FCW reported Tuesday. Mark Rockwell writes the Data.gov website is designed to give the public access to government data and tools that …

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